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Reviews by DefenCorps:
4.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Went there on the Friday night before Dark Lord Day
Great place, we got a booth. The nice thing was that we could actually have a conversation! That counts for a lot in my book. The bartenders were knowledgeable, the selection excellent. While not what I'd call an expansive tap list, there was enough for us to knock ourselves out with. Definitely a well thought-out selection. We had Bender and Two from Surly, Avec Les Bons Voeux - top notch beers. Beers were served in nice, clean glassware.
Unfortunately, we did not get to try any food as we got there a little too late.
Pretty inexpensive, IMHO - but this coming from someone used to Washington DC prices
05-01-2008 21:10:43 | More by DefenCorps
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4.29/5 rDev -3.4%
Stopped by hopleaf on a recent trip to Chi town. Just prior to hopleaf I stopped by a modestly impressive bottle shop located nearby (unsure of the name, same intersection)
The bar had an English pub kind of feel walking in, though it was weird being carded at the door before it was even nighttime (midday on a Friday). The bar seats were generally taken, but it was easy enough to grab a table, which had the draught and bottle menus available.
There were many local options available, but I gravitated towards the 3 floyds options, which included zombie dust, yum yum, and fantasmo - all for $6/pint. Yum Yum was a new option for me, so I requested a sample first (1/4 oz pour into a highball glass - barely enough to coat my palate or to get much aroma) and eventually I settled on that option for my full pour. Service was reasonably quick and it was already busy (considering the time of day and location - kind of far North compared to other options). There were no issues using card/closing tab, getting water, using the bathroom, etc.
Unfortunately I didn't stay for a meal.
Overall I'd say this is a worthwhile stop. The taps were selective (including some STL love with their perennial collab hopfentea) and I was able to grab a pint of a fresh local beer I was actually interested in trying with general ease (and for a reasonable price).
Protip: check out some amazing viet food @ tank noodle beforehand and make the reasonable walk from there
08-12-2014 00:30:24 | More by ThePorterSorter
Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.